Canadian electronic artwork pop group Majical Cloudz began as the single task of Devon Welsh. His home-recorded lo-fi synth pop tests and danceable pop music produced during 2010-2011 had been gathered and released by Arbutus Information in 2011 as II. The record featured visitor vocals from labelmate Clare Boucher (aka Grimes) on a small number of monitors. In 2012 Welsh teamed with instrumentalist Matthew Otto to create Majical Cloudz a duo, and their audio expanded aswell; the music had been constructed on expansive synths and understated rhythms, with Welsh’s improved vocals and dramatic lyrics as the center point. Their initial record being a duo, the Transforms Transforms Transforms EP, premiered by Arbutus in past due 2012, as well as the a lot more minimal-sounding full-length Impersonator surfaced in 2013 on American indie label Matador. The record was a crucial success, garnering compliment from an array of magazines and gaining the music group a nomination for the 2013 Polaris Award. It also captured the hearing of pop feeling Lorde, who asked the music group to open on her behalf 2014 UNITED STATES tour. When their stint was comprehensive, the duo released a Neil Corcoran-directed documentary, A WHOLE LOT of Humans, that they supplied the soundtrack. Even while Welsh and Otto had been focusing on the music for the duo’s second record, and the effect was the similarly plaintive Are You By itself?, that was released by Matador in Oct of 2015.